Brendan Fraser is back, in prestige TV drama, following his Me Too story

2018 FX Annual All Star Party

So many times, men in media frame the Me Too movement as this overwhelmingly depressing thing that must be discussed in hushed, sepulchral tones. When the reality is, there have been legitimate changes made, and there are still so many positive stories in the aftermath of Me Too. I just saw that Annabella Sciorra got a job on Luke Cage, and Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd are reportedly getting more offers of work too. Women are feeling like they can actually talk about their experiences openly, and they can lean on each other and share stories and be believed.

That’s true for the men of Me Too as well. Brendan Fraser came out with his own Me Too story in a heart wrenching GQ interview a month ago – go here to read. Fraser was assaulted in 2003 by an executive in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and the assault affected him for years afterwards. His career struggled for many reasons, but he’s back to getting work on interesting projects, and I hope that everyone out there is rooting for him.

These are photos of Fraser at the 2018 FX Annual All Star Party in New York last night. This was one of his first public appearances – and first major appearance – since the GQ interview was published. He was there to promote his new FX series, Trust, about the Getty kidnapping. Here’s the trailer… Fraser acts as the to-camera narrator of the series and I think he plays the hostage negotiator?

Danny Boyle is the director/executive producer on the series and he apparently hand-picked Fraser for this role because Boyle believed Fraser was ready to really lean into being a great character actor.

Anyway, this is just a nice story. Fraser is back, he’s being welcomed back with open arms, he’s getting good work and he still seems like a lovely man. Welcome back, Brendan!

2018 FX Annual All Star Party

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. isabelle says:

    Can’t wait to watch this and Branden is one of the reasons why. He was excellent in The Affair last season.

    • Suzanne says:

      I thank you for being the first post on the list…and answering my question as to where I’d seen him before. The Affair! I wonder and hope that’s coming back this season but it seems like a year has come and gone already since it went off. Anyone know if it’s returning 2018 season?

  2. Kimma1216 says:

    I love him. I was just watching Encino Man the other day and then was super surprised to see him in Season 3 of “The Affair”. There has always been something super likable about him and I hope his new show does well!

    • MamaHoneyBadger says:

      I hope so, too. I’ll watch it. Brendan, if you read these posts, a lot of people are rooting for you, man!

  3. Krill says:

    He was cast in this before MeToo though. Anyway, I wasnt worried about him, he already had a large online fan base pushing for a reinnassance two years before that piece.

    I’m more concerned for the many many women, particularly the ones who were never super stars as well as for Terry Crews. Being female or being a person of color already reduces opportunity even before you upset some powerful overlord.

    • Jayna says:

      This. He already had a comeback with Season 3 of The Affair. He was really great in The Affair. He appeared so disturbing, and then the twist really threw me for a loop.

  4. broodytrudy says:

    I LOVE him. He’s fantastic. I don’t have cable but might get it for this.

  5. Betsy says:

    Nice to see him getting work!

  6. KatieBo says:

    He’s a great actor. I’m excited to see what he does!

  7. Laura says:

    Yay! Hopefully he is in a good place and we will see more of him.

  8. RspbryChelly says:

    Pose = winning the gun battle. Loving you FRASERRR

  9. Neverwintersand says:

    So happy to see him back on screen! Last time i saw him was in a heart-wrenching performance in Scrubs. He’s a terrific actor and seems like a good soul!

    • Jayna says:

      You should check out The Affair on Showtime. You can get it on Amazon. Season 1 and 2 are amazing, but Brendan was on Season 3. He played a very disturbing character. That’s when he had his big comeback and was back in the public consciousness. The internet was ablaze about Brendan Frazier being back and how fantastic he was during the season on the show.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      Oh, that Scrubs storyline! Tears

  10. Blonde555 says:

    He’s so damn cute. Love his doe-eyes. Swoon. Happy he’s back!

  11. serena says:

    I’m really rooting for him 🙂

  12. BooRadley says:

    The mummy, the first and best forever, (the 2nd not as bad as the 3rd). And the hottest George of the jungle. No one did stupid sexy as well as him.